The number of background checks does not represent the number of firearms
purchased, but gun manufacturers use these statistics to measure the health of
the gun industry in the U.S.The rest of us use it to measure the
right wing hysteria in the country.
Background checks don't really do much good when any felon may attend a gun
show and purchase anything his evil little heart desires from a private
seller.What's needed is a law requiring UNIVERSAL checks with
teeth in it. If a gun is sold without a check, both the buyer and the SELLER go
to prison.We also need to include violent misdemeanors in the list
of crimes that will prohibit gun ownership.
Background checks are a placebo that allows liberals to feel good about
"doing something" when actually they do very little.a.
Anyone with fake ID and willingness to lie can pass the background check- and
bad guys can easily get all sorts of fake ID.b. Criminals get
friends with clean records to buy for them as "straw purchasers."c. Most criminals get guns from their criminal friends, or on the
streets, or steal them (often from cop cars!). No rational person can believe
"Universal background checks" will be done for any of these.d. Less than 1% of criminals get guns from gun shows.e. In 2010
72,000 people were turned down by the existing background checks. ONLY 44 were
prosecuted for this felony crime. The people turned down most likely just went
to the usual black market sources, so checks do not disarm criminals, only
inconvenience them. f. Prosecute 71,954 more criminals before you
demand more checks!The fact is that "universal background
checks" are code for registering all guns and gun owners, and that is ONLY
useful for eventual confiscation, not solving or preventing crime. Feinstein and Cuomo already have spoken of confiscation!
The shooter in colorado purchased 6,000 rounds of ammunition before he went on
to kill Americans in a movie theatre. I'm sure
'less' legislation would have prevented him killing Americans. Right? Sarcasm, off.
IRONY OF THE WEEK: NRA wants to keep guns out of the hands of restricted
persons, but NRA is against background checks to determine if a gun buyer IS a
restricted person. Stunning logic.
Every gun in the Colorado shooting and the Sandy Hook shooting was
purchased... legally. As such, it is my opinion, we need
to change those laws.
Nobody is going to go against our NRA because if they do we WILL make sure they
lose in the primary come the next election! Why can't some of you just
understand that we need ALL kinds of guns to protect ALL of us! Just last week
at senate hearings LaPierre from our NRA said "What people all over the
country fear today is being abandoned by their government. If a tornado hits,
it a hurricane hits, if a riot occurs, that they're going to be out there
alone, and the only way they're going to protect themselves, in the cold,
in the dark, when they're vulnerable, is with a firearm." Mr. LaPierre
is RIGHT because I have watched all the "Mad Max" and "zombie"
movies and I saw how after disaster strikes people can't save themselves
and others without guns! When disaster strikes people fall into a savagery
because our government does abandoned them! The only way to stop a bad person
with a gun is a good person with a gun! We TeaPublicans WILL take back America
in 2014 and 2016. And we will take back any gun control laws too!
Fear + Hysteria = gun sales.Isn't this just what the NRA lobby
wants most?BTW - If you are a law abiding citizen, with a clean back
ground, and nothing to hide - you can buy your guns later, when they are
cheaper.Supply Demand economics.============ TeaPublicanHouston, TXYou shill is so over the top,
it's quite frankly unbelieveable.YOu could only possibly be a
liberal troll.Please don't make the rest of us Liberals look
bad.but, if you really are a TeaPublican...Keep up
the good work!2014 can't come quick enough.
TeaPublican, I sincerely hope your post is satirical. But somehow, it sounds
like some of the regular "logic" we see here all the time.And DNSub, yes, let's just enforce the laws. If those "straw
purchasers" were slapped with heavy jail time and if anyone using a fake ID
was also knocked upside the head very firmly, that sort of nonsense might just
slow down.In any event, every one of your ideas can be countered
with just a little bit of sensible action.It's time to do it!
Day after day -- We hear the pro-gun-nuts say:"The problem
isn't the guns. The Problem is bad guys with guns."So?Isn't that what a background check doing to SOLVE "the
problem"?Your own analysis, view and opinion of "the
problem"and you still can't see it?Perhaps "the
problem" really is the blindness and denialism with all the pro-gun people?
Please tell me again how many criminals buy their weapons legally and how the
background check will apply.